NEWS FLASH: Occupy Nanaimo is scheduled to be fenced in tomorrow morning (Saturday) at the back-end of Diana Krall Plaza where the encampment has been temporarily relocated at the request of downtown businesses who are staging a Trick-or-Treat event for kids in the front part of the Plaza. (The food tent and other main parts of the Occupy Nanaimo camp had been located at the front of the Plaza).
And yes, the City is apparently going to erect a barricade to keep the occupiers caged like wild animals in a zoo (even worse analogies come to mind). Appalling! (Update: The City’s barricade may have more to do with keeping local kids out of tents than caging in the occupiers. Still not a pleasant site or message – a caged encampment.)
Any tangible show of support for the camp and its occupants tomorrow would be particularly appreciated. Use the City’s barricade as a billboard for more signs. Or go down in costume and join the caged campers…
In the famous words of the Situationists (Paris, 1968): “All power to the imagination!”